FMCSA

FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

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CSA change will help flatbeds

Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.

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FMCSA: Drivers not rated

FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.

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ATA questions crash accountability decision

ATA laments decision by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hold trucking responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash.

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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ATA, TCA challenge hours rule

ATA questioned changes to the restart provision requiring it include two consecutive periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

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Overdrive trucks to NYC today

Overdrive editor Max Heine and I are doing a little air-trucking this afternoon to NYC for the Jesse H. Neal awards banquet put on by American Business Media. My two-part feature on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is one of three finalists in the Best Series category for 2011. The banquet, scheduled for Friday, will see winners in several categories announced. The CSA stories, which you may recall and ...

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Teamsters challenges Mexican trucker safety

Union countered to halt cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which was preceded by Mexico filing a brief.

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CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

I wanted to highlight a maintenance tip today you may have missed from owner-operator Gordon Alkire, leased to Landstar, down in the comments section on my "CSA-proof your rig" cover story for this month's Overdrive (if you haven't read that story yet, find it here in text or in digital mag format here). Essentially, Alkire's engineered a solution to the problem of needing to get under the truck to grease front and rear suspension components with ...

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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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